I prepared raised bed number four on Monday (April 8th) in the usual way: digging with the garden fork; raking it out flat and banking the sides; and adding first manure, then two pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer (this bed is the same size as number two), and using the garden rake to work each one into the top of the soil.
Tonight, I planted some seeds from the cabbage family in bed number four in between thundershowers. I started my cabbages indoors on February 24th, but I’m not ready to transplant them yet (more on that in my next post). I left room for the cabbages at one end of the bed.
As I did with raised bed number one, I planted these seeds in five parallel rows running North-South (the long dimension of the beds). Minowase daikon radish and red giant indian mustard are in the middle as they get quite large. On either side of them are more mustard greens: komatsuna mustard spinach, kyoto mizuna, and fun jen pai tsai. In the outside rows, I planted the smaller cherry belle radish and hakurei turnip.